Business German - B2 Level

lalle1532  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Business German - B2 Level
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
60.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Godin Virginie (coordinator);

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
All themes are directly related to the business world and to the students' field of studies. For instance: banking, renewable energy, retail and wholesale trades, setting up of a business, the stock market, ...

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Reading comprehension: B2 Level
  • Can read with a large degree of independence, adapting style and speed of reading to different texts and purposes, and using appropriate reference sources selectively. Has a broad active reading vocabulary, but may experience some difficulty with low frequency idioms.
2 Listening comprehension: B2 Level
  • Can understand standard spoken language, live or broadcast, on both familiar and unfamiliar topics normally encountered in personal, social, academic or vocational life. Only extreme background noise, inadequate discourse structure and/or idiomatic usage influences the ability to understand.
3 Speaking skill: B2 Level
  • Can give a clear, prepared presentation, giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view and giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
  • Can take a series of follow up questions with a degree of fluency and spontaneity which poses no strain for either him/herself or the audience.
  • Can participate actively in routine and non-routine formal discussion.
  • Can follow the discussion on matters related to his/her field, understand in detail the points given prominence by the speaker.
  • Can contribute, account for and sustain his/her opinion, evaluate alternative proposals and make and respond to hypotheses.
4 Writing skill: B2 Level
  • Can write clear, detailed texts on a variety of subjects related to his/her field of interest, synthesising and evaluating information and arguments from a number of sources.
N.B. The indicated levels refer to the "Common European Framework for Languages".
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The course is based on different themes.  Learning is contextualised by didactic and/or authentic documents (reading and listening comprehension).  Vocabulary and basic structures are trained, consolidated and extended through written and oral exercises (drills, roleplays, interviews, conversations in small groups, debates,...). 
In speaking skills, the focus is on communication rather than on correction, however phonetical correction will be stressed.
An interactive and cultural approach is favoured.
Modality of teaching during the pandemic
The 1st lesson (Week 2) will take place in the classroom and the modality of teaching will be discussed with the students according to the modalities applied in the ESPO Faculty.  The modality could change depending on the evolution of the pandemic.  Under the red code, online teaching will be the rule.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Different marks are taken into account in the final assessment:
  • continuous assessment (written tests during the year)
  • oral exam (debate and presentation)
Online resources (Cours LALLE 1532 Wirtschaftsdeutsch)
Le syllabus LALLE1532 - Wirtschaftsdeutsch contient toutes les références bibliographiques utilisées pour sa conception.
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus LALLE 1532 Wirtschaftsdeutsch
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
In a lockdown situation, the lessons are given on Teams (same timetable).
Evaluation methods
The continuous assessment takes place on Teams and Moodle.

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor : Business Engineering